Guest Blog Post: “A Little Bit of Something that I Love: Postcards and Handwritten Letters,” in Nadya Irsalina’s exact words

Photo of fronts of postcards

Getting letters and postcards in the mail is a joy! When I was a kid, I even loved getting junk mail! Years ago, a friend told me that only handwritten could suffice for thank you notes, never email. I try to follow her advice as often as I can.

How about you? Do you write and/or receive handwritten mail?

Fellow blogger Nadya Irsalina inspires me to take it to a new level…

Waking Up at 3 a.m

I’ve always been interested to send letters since I was a kid. The curiousity grew from seeing rubik sabahat pena (penpals) on Bobo, a kid’s magazine that my mother bought for me. But I had to wait until I was in junior high school to actually start sending letters. I don’t know about you but finding a new letter on the mailbox is like a nice little surprise for me. Nothing beats the thrill of opening the mailbox and finding a letter, written and addressed just for me. I still remember when my dad’s friend sent a postcard from LA and I was so excited to read it and removed the stamp. I used to collect it, even though I wasn’t really a philately. To me, it’s quite saddening that years after that, letters carried by conventional postal service seemed to be left behind and replaced with modern technology like…

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17 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: “A Little Bit of Something that I Love: Postcards and Handwritten Letters,” in Nadya Irsalina’s exact words

  1. Hubby does handwritten letters to his brother in law. Each month one goes out. Brother in law answers them on the computer, but hubby writes him a letter each month.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  2. I love to give and receive postcards and letters too. My most precious letter is from my Dad who passed away 23 years ago. The post crossing sounds a great idea. I never heard of it before. I sometimes do Post Secret. I make a nice postcard with a secret that only I know. anonymously and send it to Frank Warren and he puts the best ones on the Post Secret site. I would send you a card or letter if you like 😁

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  3. In one of the homes I lived in as a child, the previous family had left a box of post cards they received from friends on their tours of Europe and other places. They were kept in my walk-in closet and I would sit in there and read them and be a part of trips that were taken in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. I agree with you, the written word is a treasure trove!

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    • Hi Squashmossy – results are posted at the credit union’s site – unfortunately my friend didn’t win. for me at least, was an interesting lesson — can you believe that winner got 15k votes?! to me, seems unfair that it turned out to be more of an exercise in getting participants to remind their friends on a daily basis about the bank…

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